Michael T. Klare

Michael T. Klare is a professor at Hampshire College and an author, most recently, of The Race for What's Left.

Climate & Energy

A new ‘golden age of oil’ in the U.S.? Don’t believe it

Those like Mitt Romney who claim that the U.S. can achieve energy “independence” by 2020 are delusional. "Extreme energy" is an extreme dead end.

Climate & Energy

The hunger wars in our future: Heat, drought, rising food costs, and global unrest

The physical effects of climate change will prove catastrophic. But the social effects -- food riots, state collapse, mass migrations, and conflicts of every sort -- could prove even more disruptive and deadly.

Climate & Energy

Fuel duel: Top three energy conflict hot spots

We're entering a new era in which disputes over vital resources dominate world affairs. These three energy hot spots could spur global conflict.


America and oil: declining together?

Oil fueled the United States' rise as a global superpower. Now, as oil declines as a major source of energy, is it bringing the U.S. down with it?

Climate & Energy

Prepare for a world energy war

Reliance on fossil fuels could lead to 30 years of bloodshed as world powers fight over limited resources.

Climate & Energy

Three energy developments that are changing your life — and not in a good way

This essay was originally published on TomDispatch and is republished here with Tom’s kind permission. Here’s the good news about energy: Thanks to rising oil …

Climate Change

The planet strikes back: Why we underestimate the Earth and overestimate ourselves

The Earth may look glum, but it’s not to be messed with.Photo: John LeGearThis essay was originally published on TomDispatch and is republished here with …

and iran, iran's so far away

The collapse of the old oil order

No matter what comes of the protests in Iran, it’s unlikely that the country’s oil output will rise significantly.Photo: Hamed SaberThis essay was originally published …

but why are we in a handbasket?

Rising commodity prices and extreme weather events threaten global stability

Get ready for a rocky year. From now on, rising prices, powerful storms, severe droughts and floods, and other unexpected events are likely to play havoc with the fabric of global society, producing chaos and political unrest.